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  • Vagabond

    The road movie takes a somber turn in this austerely beautiful 1985 French drama by Agnes Varda. more...
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  • Valentin

    This 2002 Argentinean comedy by Alejandro Agresti might mistakenly be dismissed as a sentimental crowd-pleaser along the lines of Cinema Paradiso: the title character (Rodrigo Noya) is an adorable cross-eyed boy whose aloof father has separated him from his mother and abandoned him to the care of his ailing grandma (Carmen Maura). more...
  • Valentino: The Last Emperor (PG-13)

    Part celebrity dish, part business journalism, this illuminating 2008 documentary about the legendary Italian designer Valentino Garavani spans the tumultuous final two years of his decades-long reign as one of the most successful innovators in the fashion industry. more...
  • The Valet

    After a tabloid publishes a photo of a corporate titan (Daniel Auteuil) with his supermodel mistress (Alice Taglioni), his attorney tries to spin the situation by locating the homely parking valet (Gad Elmaleh) who happened into the frame and paying him to pose as the model's lover. more...
  • Valley of Tears

    Hart Perry (who also shot Barbara Kopple's 1976 Oscar winner Harlan County, U.S.A.) directed this complex, unsettling labor documentary (2003) about Mexican-American onion pickers in south Texas who called a strike in 1979 against the low wages they'd endured for more than 20 years. more...
  • Vampyr

    The greatness of Carl Dreyer's first sound film (1932, 82 min.) more...
  • Vanaja

    Rajnesh Domalpalli made this poignant 2006 drama as his thesis film for a master's degree at Columbia University, yet its technique and development of character and theme are far more accomplished than those of most student films. more...
  • Vanina Vanini

    Roberto Rossellini's great subject over four decades was the individual interacting with society: characters who shape culture and great figures whose quests for freedom remake the world. more...
  • The Vanishing Point

    The title refers to the focal point at which all lines converge to create perspective, which becomes the leitmotif of this highly imaginative 2007 mystery. more...
  • Vantage Point

    At a historic summit in Spain against global terrorism, the U.S. president (William Hurt) is shot, a bomb explodes, and two federal agents (Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox) rush to find the culprits. more...
  • Vanya on 42nd Street

    In this 1994 feature by Louis Malle, Andre Gregory directs a street-clothes production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (as adapted by David Mamet) in the ruins of Manhattan's New Amsterdam Theatre. more...
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  • The Velvet Vampire (R)

    Given the genre (horror) and the budget (extremely low), it may seem perverse to say that Stephanie Rothman's 1971 film is among the best women's films ever made, but so it is—a highly intelligent, deftly poetic reimagining of the vampire myth, with the theme of fatal sexuality transferred to a female character. more...
  • Vengeance (NR)

    In this 2009 Hong Kong action movie, an aging Frenchman (pop singer Johnny Hallyday) journeys to Macao to find the hit men who attacked his daughter and her family, and after a chance meeting with a trio of paid assassins, he enlists their help. more...